People Notes

November 4, 2013 

Pageant contestants

The Little Mr. and Miss Johnston County Pageant will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at South Smithfield Elementary School, 201 W. Sanders St., Smithfield. The pageant is an annual project of the Smithfield Branch of the National Association of University Women. The contestants are profiled below:

• Y’Zana Lee is the 6-year-old daughter of Marlon Lee of Smithfield. A kindergartener at West Smithfield Elementary School, she attends St. Peter’s Church of Christ in Smithfield.

• Madison Cooley is the 9-year-old daughter of Keith and Mary Ann Cooley of Selma. A fourth-grader at Micro-Pine Level Elementary School, she attends Red Hill United Church of Christ near Clayton.

• Isaiah Richardson is the 10-year-old son of Larry and Glenda Richardson of Garner. A fifth-grader at Word of God Christian Academy, he attends Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Kenly.

• Quentin R. Rouse is the 6-year-old-son of Angela Bunch and Rayfield Rouse of Selma. A first-grader at Selma Elementary School, he attends Galilee Missionary Baptist Church near Smithfield.

• Kalen Aubrey Price is the 10-year-old-son of Loleta L. Eason of Smithfield. A fifth-grader at West Smithfield Elementary School, he attends First Missionary Baptist Church in Smithfield.

• Nizire S. Lane is the 11-year-old-son of Nicole DeVaughn and Cowana Lane of Smithfield. A fifth-grader at South Smithfield Elementary School, he attends Green Chapel Baptist Church near Smithfield.

• Jeremiah Stevens is the 6-year-old-son of Kristina Stevens of Clayton. A first-grader at Wilson’s Mills Elementary School, he attends The Church of God of Prophecy in Clayton.

Air Force trains Clayton woman’s grandson

Air Force Airman Devan A. Trammel has graduated with honors from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is the grandson of Bonnie Trammel of Ryans Lane, Clayton.

The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, the Air Force’s core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate’s degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Trammel is a 2012 graduate of Fort Walton Beach High School in Florida.

Johnston native earns pharmacy award

Johnston County native Jean Douglas received the Bowl of Hygeia Award when the N.C. Association of Pharmacists held its annual convention. The annual award goes to a pharmacist who has compiled an outstanding record of community service that reflects well on the profession.

Douglas recently retired as clinical pharmacy coordinator at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. She earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1973 and her doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Tennessee in 1975.

Douglas makes her home in Greensboro.

Girl Scout earns Silver Award

Angel Karafas of Smithfield has earned the Silver Award, Girl Scouting’s second-highest honor.

For her Silver Award project, Karafas held a volleyball camp at Neuse Charter School for rising sixth-graders.

A high school freshman, Karafast has been a Girl Scout since 2007. She is a member of Troop 1855, led by Nancy Lampe and Brigitte Kimball. At Neuse Charter School, she is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, the volleyball team and the student council.

Roberts named to second term

Crystal Roberts of Johnston County, owner of Mountaintop Productions Public Relations, has been named to a second term as secretary of the Raleigh Public Relations Society Board of Directors. Her term runs until November 2014.

Clayton man recognized

John R. France of Clayton was among those recognized during a national encampment of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. He was named a national aide for recruiting five new members to join the group. For more information about the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, email

Raleigh police salute Johnston man

Shane St. Pierre, a McGee’s Crossroads resident, has received a Chief’s Citation from the Raleigh Police Department for his role in helping an injured police officer subdue a combative man. While at work July 31, St. Piere witnessed a man strike a police officer with a brick multiple times. He noticed the officer was having difficulty subduing the man, and aided the officer.

American Legion honors Army veteran

American Legion Post 405 in Pine Level has named its 2013 Legionnaire of the Year. He is Charles Woodward of Princeton.

Woodward served in the U.S. Army from 1964 until his honorable discharge in 1967. He married Sherrall Ann Sewell in 1967 and moved to North Carolina in 2010 to be near their son, Woody Woodward, a former Marine living in the Princeton area.

Charles and Sherrall have three children and five grandchildren.

Girl Scout earns Silver Award

Emily Patton of Clayton has earned the Silver Award, Girl Scouting’s second-highest honor.

For her Silver Award project, Patton collected more than 500 toys for the Santa Room at the Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill. The Santa Room allows families to pick out Christmas gifts for children.

Patton is the daughter of Tom and Holly Patton. A Girl Scout since 2005, she is a member of Troop 768, led by Holly Patton.

Officer of the Month

Detective Scott C. Richardson of the Selma Police Department is Johnston County Officer of the Month for October. District Attorney Susan I. Doyle presented the award to Richardson.

“Detective Richardson has been instrumental in getting drugs off of the streets in the Selma community,” Doyle said. “He has organized several undercover operations that resulted in arrests of known drug dealers, many of them habitual felons. We are fortunate to have an officer like Detective Richardson serving the citizens of the Town of Selma.”

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